The wellbeing of our staff and duty of care to our beneficiaries is of paramount importance to Hampton Fund. In view of the current exceptional circumstances, the office will be closed to the public until further notice. Individual applications can be sent by post as normal or individually posted through the letter box at the bottom of the front door of our office. For those who are elderly and vulnerable, we will be accepting telephone applications and will be working with our community partners to disseminate this information.
Community Grant Holders
We acknowledge that services/activities funded by Hampton Fund will be affected by COVID-19 and we will be reasonable, supportive and flexible in our partnership approach to any delay or changes to agreed outcomes.
We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in May 2020. The deadline date for applications is Monday 27 April 2020. Please note that due to the necessary changes in work practices due to the COVID19 virus, May payments may be slightly delayed. We will provide further updates in the coming weeks.
At our last meeting in March 2020 Hampton Fund helped 308 families and single people on low income with the cost of their gas and electricity bills.
We are pleased to report that 9 Community grants were awarded in February 2020 at a cost of £126,800. Grants included:
Addiction Support and Care Agency (ASCA) is a registered charity providing high quality counselling for people struggling with addictions and support for their families. A £12,300 grant will pay towards the salary of the Services Manager who coordinates the support provided through 1:1 counselling and carers groups.
Based in Teddington the Elleray Hall Community Association received a grant of £23,000 to support the salary of the Activities and Volunteer Coordinator who organises a daily programme of activities for older people to reduce social isolation. Activities include music workshops, quizzes, gardening, exercise classes, indoor golf, IT training, reminiscence groups for those with dementia.
A grant of £10,000 will pay towards the running costs of the Tag Youth Club for young people with disabilities and provide funding to develop a new programme of activities for siblings. The Club enables young people with disabilities to meet and make friends and provides respite for their carers.
RUILS (Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme) received £28,000 towards the salary costs of the Family Matters Project. The project provides advice and support for parents of children with disabilities through 1:1 casework and workshops on a range of topics.
If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.